This paper uses insights from various strands of intertextual theory to analyze and interpret the enigmatic statement of Jesus in John 8:17 about the Father acting as witness on his behalf. Three Old Testament texts are alluded to: Deuteronomy 19, Deuteronomy 16 and Numbers 35. This paper argues that the concepts of homicide, idolatry and capital punishment that inform these OT texts also resonate in John 8, in subtle and even subversive ways.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting - McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, United States|
Duration: 17 Nov 2012 → 20 Nov 2012
|Conference||Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting|
|Period||17/11/12 → 20/11/12|